Selma van der Bijl - Fotograaf Naarden | About
Fotograaf Selma van der Bijl is gespecialiseerd in journalistieke reportages (oa bruiloften) en legt mensen en momenten graag vast zoals ze zijn. Gevestigd in Naarden.
trouwfotograaf, bruidsfotograaf, Naarden, Bussum, Amsterdam, bruiloften, reportages
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As a photographer I like to get close into peoples lives to capture authentic and intimate moments. I studied International Business and worked in the fast-moving consumer goods industry for 10 years. In 2013 I switched careers and started studying at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam and graduated in 2017. My photography is a mix of social engaged projects, personal work and client commissions, all of which are shot with a documentary approach.


I am big fan of the photojournalistic approach so I don’t interfere and keep an eye out for genuine moments happening in front of my lens. In my work I focus on milestones such as reunifications, births and weddings. Life wrapped up in love, hope and happiness. It is an honor to be invited into people’s lives to capture and document important events. I am always looking for interesting images that tell a story and celebrate life. My style is unposed and my goal is to bring you back to the moment to relive your experience.


With my husband Matthijs and our son Tibbe I live in the beautiful city of Naarden. If you would like to get in touch with me to find out more about what I offer please feel free to contact me via email (, phone or WhatsApp (06 42866142).



Portret: Simone-Michelle de Blouw



2021 Zilveren Camera 2020 –  1st prize Documentair Nationaal serie

2021 Paul Peters Fotoprijs – 3rd prize

2020 World Report Award | Documenting Humanity – finalist Single Shot category

2020 Siena International Photo Award – finalist

2019 World Report Award | Documenting Humanity – finalist Single Shot category

2019 Documentary Family Awards – birth category

2018 Alfred Fried Photography Award

2018 Zilveren Camera 2017 – 1st prize kunst cultuur en entertainment enkel

2018 Paul Peters Fotoprijs – 1st prize

2017 Sony World Photography Awards – 2nd prize

2015 DIGIFOTO Pro – Straatfotografie in kleur – 1st prize

2015 Masters of Dutch Wedding Photography Award



2021 Hilversum – Museum Hilversum – Zilveren Camera

2020 Lodi (Italy) – Festival of Ethical Photography

2019 Lodi (Italy) – Festival of Ethical Photography

2019 Rome – Austrian Cultural Forum Rome – Alfred Fried Photography Award

2019 Hilversum – Museum Hilversum – Canon Zilveren Camera

2019  Naarden – DeMess – Geluk(t)

2018 Hilversum – Museum Hilversum – Canon Zilveren Camera

2018 Amersfoort – SP Landelijk Partijbureau – Paul Peters Fotoprijs

2018 Amsterdam – Amsterdam Museum – 50 jaar Paradiso – Lovedance

2017 Amsterdam – Loods 6 – Fotoacademie Graduation Expo – Always Now

2017 London – Somerset House – Sony World Photography Awards



Focus Magazine – juni 2023

De Groene Amsterdammer – bewijzen dat je geen bewijs hebt september 2022

Gutmensch Scheurkalender 2021 – 2022 – 2023

VluchtelingenWerk Magazine – winter 2020

Der Spiegel (online) – december 2019 – So viel Glück

De Tribune – februari 2019

Hollandse Beelden – nummer 7 2018

De Tribune – maart 2018

SHUTR.PHOTO – nr 1 2018

Gooi-en Eemlander – 29 januari 2018

PAROOL – 10 januari 2018

VluchtelingenWerk Magazine – special gezinshereniging 2017